19/04/2012 12:20 | By Rebecca Bryant, editor, MSN Shopping

Improve your look with rainproof make-up

The April showers may be good for the garden but being caught in a downpour is not what you need when you want to look well-groomed for the office or a hot date. We don't have the power to stop the rain (unfortunately) but we can suggest make-up to add to your kit that stays put whatever the weather. From waterproof mascara to foundation, here's our pick of rainproof make-up.

bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer (© Image © Ciao)

1. bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer, £16.15
Prep your skin and extend the wear of your foundation with bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer. The silky formula glides onto your skin without stickiness and helps to combat any rough patches and flaky dryness while smoothing out fine lines so your base goes on flawlessly. This handy piece of kit may not prevent the skies from opening but a primer can ensure your complexion looks more even and fresher for longer.
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2. Clarins Fix' Make-up, from £19.95
Extend the life of your make-up and help prevent any smudging by using Clarins Fix' Make-up. It is easy to apply - simply spray a mist of the refreshing formula approxiamately 30cm from your face after you're applied make-up, leave it for a minute to dry and then there you have it, your make-up is set for the day. Just don't spray it onto wet eyeliner or mascara or you'll end up looking as if you've been in a storm before you've left the house.
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Diorskin Forever Compact Flawless foundation (© Image © Ciao)

3. Diorskin Forever Compact Flawless Extreme Wear, from £29.04
Dior's Extreme Wear foundation
may be at the pricey end of the scale but it is one of the only foundations out there that will keep your skin looking even and flawless in a downpour. The innovative, no-transfer and waterproof formula has been created to last in the most extreme of conditions and helps to regulate moisture so your skin looks flawless hour after hour. And if you do need to touch-up on the go, this foundation is available in a handy travel compact size.
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4. Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blusher, £14.50
Swap your usual powder blush for a gel version as this will prove to be longer-lasting if you find yourself being caught short. You may not be able to build up as much colour but a gel blusher such as Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blusher will leave you with a healthy glow. This silicone-based colour is available in six shades and, once applied with the watercolour brush, will last for hours and hours.
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Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Eye Shadow (© Image © Ciao)

5. Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Eye Shadow, prices vary
For budge-proof eye colour with a metallic sheen, try Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Eye Shadow. Available in a range of glossy shades, including black violet and smokey topaz, this fragrance-free formula lasts all day without creasing or smudging. If you want your smoky eye colour to stay where it should (and not end up trickling down your cheeks), Bobbi Brown's Long Wear Cream Eye Shadow works like a dream.
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6. Maybelline Kohl Express Eyeliner
Make your eyes stand out on a rainy day without looking like a panda by investing in a waterproof eyeliner such as this version from Maybelline. Create a dramatic and eye-catching flick with this fine-tipped pen, which allows you to draw a line in one smooth stroke. Maybelline Kohl Express Eyeliner is also long-lasting and quick-drying so it won't smudge easily.
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Diorshow Waterproof mascara (© Image © Ciao)

7. Christian Dior Diorshow Waterproof Mascara, from £23
Ensure your falsies stay firmly in place by using lashings of waterproof mascara. If you can spare the cash, opt for Christian Dior Waterproof Mascara. Available in a number of shades, including Azure Blue and Chestnut, this waterproof mascara contains latex polymers that help to boost your lashes. The result is longer-looking lashes that last all day. Now that's something to smile about when it's wet and gloomy outside.
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8. BeneFit Benetint, from £6.99
For a full-on pout that will last, try a lip stain or tint such as BeneFit Benetint. This multipurpose product may have been around for some time now but it is still a favourite among beauty junkies. Enhance your look with a wash of Benetint colour from BeneFit, which is suitable for all skin tones. BeneFit Benetint can also be used on your cheeks and has a similar staying power in the rain.
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